Thomas Albert Bain

Brief Life History of Thomas Albert

When Thomas Albert Bain was born in March 1879, in Fallbrook, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry Bain, was 25 and his mother, Rachel Dunlop, was 24. He married Louella May Hoodley on 21 April 1906, in New Liskeard, Timiskaming, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lanark Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Nipissing, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in 1966, in Kirkland Lake, Timiskaming, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Albert Bain
Louella May Hoodley
Marriage: 21 April 1906
Beatrice Hazel Bain
Albert John Henry Bain
Heron Keith Bain
Trevison Bain
Raymond Lloyd Bain

Sources (10)

  • Albert Bain in household of Henry Bain, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Albert Bain, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Albert Bain in entry for Trevison Bain, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Manx, and Irish: nickname for a fair-haired man, from Gaelic bàn, Irish bán ‘white, fair’. This surname is common in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324. It is also found as a shortened form of McBain , from Mac B(h)eathain. As a Manx name (spelled Bane) this may be a shortened form of Manx Macguilley Vane, equivalent to Irish Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the fair youth’. Compare Irish Kilbane .

English (northern) and Scottish: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming, friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight, direct’).

English (northern) and Scottish: nickname from northern Middle English bān, bain ‘bone, leg’ (Old English bān, Old Norse bein), perhaps denoting someone with a gammy leg. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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